Three attorneys were honored on Nov. 19 by the North Carolina Bar Association and Judicial District 17B for their professionalism and service to the community. The three attorneys received the prestigious Centennial Awards at the annual meeting of Judicial District 17B held at The Harvest Grill at Shelton Vineyards in Dobson.
Honored were the Honorable Otis M. “Bud” Oliver, Stephen G. Royster and J. Tyrone Browder.
Oliver from Mount Airy was recognized for his service to the profession and for his role as a district court judge for 17B. Stephen G. Royster, who practiced with Royster and Royster also in Mount Airy, has served in many civic leadership roles in Surry County and has held elected offices for the local bar. Tyrone Browder, from King, began practicing law in 1974 and is the founding partner of Browder/ Overby. Browder throughout his career has been an ardent supporter of local schools, churches and community organizations.
The attorneys were selected by the Pro Bono Committee composed of lawyers from Judicial District 17B based on their outstanding and exemplary service to the community and the profession of law.